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. america's economy was built on free market enterprise. it was built on these principles that allowed the private sector to grow and thrive and prosper and for our families to keep more of what we earn. where we are now in america in the last 11 months is seeing this reversal of those principles that were applied to build up our economy. all of a sudden we are thinking it is okay to grow debt in our country. it is okay to borrow from countries we will soon be so beholding to. it is okay to print money out of thin air and think everything is going to magically work out. fundamentally, everyone is equal in america, everyone has equal opportunity to earn, produce and build. the fundamentals of a strong economy have got to be applied again as they were like i said in the 80s when reagan faced a worse recession than today let's learn from that piece of american history and apply the same solutions. >> what about health care reform? i assume you want some health care reform, maybe i'm wrong. do we need health care reform? >> of course we do. rising costs are crushing some of our small busin
continue to organize for america. and so, we will always remember our terrific senator ted kennedy and his words, the work begins anew the hope rises again, and the dream lives on! thank you! [ applause ] >> greta: that of course martha coakley. we are waiting for scott brown to speak. we'll go to him as soon as he takes the stage. right now sarah palin joins us by phone the author of the mega best seller going rogue and a fox news political contributor. governor palin nice to hear from you. as you listened to the concession stan of the attorney general here in massachusetts what do you think? >> i think is huge. you just witnessed a wicked political pivot across our country. i think the victory of brown can't be overstated not just brown but the recent developments in new jersey and virginia now massachusetts. this is a tidal wave sweeping the country telling politicians in d.c. the status co-is not acceptable. >> greta: from -- the status quo is not acceptable. >> greta: from a strategic point of view why do you think this happened. was it a misstep? >> i don't think it was a misstep it
ourselves -- pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off and begin again the work of remaking america. >> the mission in afghanistan is undeniably difficult. and successful requires steadfast commitment. and insecures significant cost. >> we all stand shoulder to shoulder in the belief that healthcare reform is necessary and timely. >> american families and small business are still struggling as the white house response continues to fall short. >> bret: we'll reflect back on the biggest stories of 2009 with our all-star panel tonight. and look ahead to the new year. "special report" starts right now. >> happy new year. tonight we'll discuss some of the top headlines of 2009. including in-depth analysis of our top four stories of the year. afghanistan, healthcare reform, the economy, and, of course, president barack obama's first year in office. that is where our special begins. >> i barack obama will solemnly swear -- >> that i will execute the office of the president of the united states faithfully. >> that i will execuexecute -- >> faithfully execute -- execute the office faithfully
will not be forsaken. you will not be forgotten. in your hour of greatest need, america stands with you. our military secured the airport and prepared it to receive the heavy equipment and resources that are on the way. an air lift has been set up to deliver high priority items like water and medicine. >> from across the developed world, men and women, money and medicine, ships and supplies all streamed into haiti following tuesday's biblical scale earthquake with 1500 corpses stacked outside the makeshift morgue at port-au-prince's general hospital, the overall death toll was 45 to 50,000. the injured and homeless, at 3 million. we have not yet found all those people buried under their houses. we will need a lot of medication and a lot of help. >> reporter: from the obama administration, which labeled the quake a top priority national security issue, a pledge of 100 million, along with a swift dispatch of 3200 marines and soldiers from the army 82nd airborne division and half a dozen war ship, including the aircraft carrier, uss carl vincent. the problems they will confront in haiti, already the poo
. there is a consideration of a spend freeze for some of america. is it practical and will it do any good? we report, you decide. a week after the healthcare reform initiative fell apart, democrats are still searching for a backup plan. and why some democrats say running for office this fall just isn't worth it. all that, plus the fox all-stars right here, right now. >> bret: welcome to washington. i'm ba bret baier. republicans trying to get obama to change his mind about bringing 9/11 suspects to new york, have help from across the aisle. national correspondent catherine herridge reports on a renewed effort to avoid a spectacle many feel will be too costly and too dingous. >> reporter: in a letter to the attorney general eric holder, six senators urge him to reconsider the opinion to put them on trial as american citizens. "it's not in our national interest to provide them with further publicity or additional advantage." >> they don't deserve the constitutional protection of the court. >> reporter: two republicans, one in house and another in a senate mount a plan to block transfer of khalid sheikh moh
new york, good night, america. >> bret: next on "special report" -- the president says the system has failed. and he wants it fixed. following the attempt to blow up an american jet. the specifics and the fall-out coming up. we'll look at what went wrong. the changing administration rhetoric. and how a radical cleric fits in. our healthcare reform series continues with a look at what mandated coverage will cost you. and what happened to the president's promise of transparency? and u.s. efforts to put the economic squeeze on iran are dealt a may a juhljor set-back. all this plus the fox all-stars right here, right now. ♪ ♪ >> bret: welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. not good enough. that's the message the national security community got today from president obama. following what he referred to as a screw-up. allowing a man to try to blow up an american airliner on christmas day. senior white house correspondent major garrett reports on the president getting tough with his team. >> reporter: president obama delivered a harsh grade and gave agencies on the front line battling ter
. for displaced, frustration though under control are starting to build. former president clinton told fox america should brace itself scomplc itself. >> you might see things in the next seven to ten days that don't just tug at your heart string but upset you. you may see angry people or people looting or doing or saying things you don't like. >> supplies and personnel are pouring in and they're preparing if the long haul. that's weeks of obama's personal attention and months of medicine and machine and money. >> we want people of haiti to know we will do what it takes to save lives and get back on their feet. >> mr. clinton and the suck sose somewhere ge -- successor will go to the white house. >> the death toll as percentage of the people affected will certainly be much higher. take the u.n. and it's almost certain now this will be the largest loss of life the united nations suffered in a single day. >> the two presidents will collect donations at the clinton promised donation for this fund or clinton foundation won't go to waste. >> they have been willing to work with me
year voters will deem them out of touch and part of the problem. >> individuals are hoping that america will understand their plight. that the united states congress will understand what they're up against, what they're living through. >> republicans say if the president is in touch he will recognize recent g.o.p. upset victories and reverse the administration pursuit of the far left agenda policies. >> as you saw in massachusetts, it wasn't just healthcare, the increases in taxes, it was the cap and trade bill and the fact that the president continues to insist on bringing terrorist in the united states and providing them rights. the president has a lot to prove tonight. >> republicans have something to prove, too. their polls soared as the loyal opposition but the voters don't want abject obstructionism. already republican john mccain teamed up with the democratic kren rist evan bayh -- centrist evan bayh. and jeff sessions is planning a similar partnership with clair mccaskill. the g.o.p. leaders say they closed door one-party agenda should end. >> they need to come off the far left
in america who may still feel that way, but the overwhelming majority of americans feel otherwise. they are pleased to see african-americans get ahead. the fact that president obama was black was an asset in the quest for the presidency, and voters willing to support a man whose poll show disagreed on major issues. reid seems out of date. like views of america himself. >> bret: this weekend, michael steele said if the senate minority leader mitch mcconnell said this, even praising president obama, there would be a much different reaction. you buy that? >> i do. in the sense there is a double standard. conservatives, republicans say anything about or use a phrase like "negro dialect" the outcry would have been greater in the media, and certainly amongst democrats than in case of harry reid who is one of their on and is almost automatically forgiven. though i suggest perhaps the people who need to forgive him are not the people who are. >> bret: thanks. >> you bet. >> bret: a new poll indicates a virtual toss-up for the massachusetts senate seat of the late ted kennedy. republican s
will see the truck. >> bret: thanks. venezuela's hugo chavez says the earthquake in haiti is america's fault. that's later in the grapevine. straight ahead, we will go there live in search of someone in charge. to be a great dad is the most important job in a man's life, but it doesn't have to be hard. all it takes is a few minutes of your time. because the smallest moments can have the biggest impact on a child's life. >> bret: the numbers in haiti continue to be staggering. workers are said to be burying up to 10,000 bodies a day in some areas. the u.s. military says it has a backlog of 1400 flights waiting to come in to the country. and medical clinics report waits of up to 12 days to see a doctor. correspondent brian wilson is live tonight in haiti, where he is looking for some sign that there is still a government in power. good evening, brian. >> reporter: bret, as you go around port-au-prince, you see a lot of u.n. blue helmets, you see the u.s. military at work and waves and waves of relief workers but many including the people of haiti are wondering where is the haitian gove
to the chat rooms and other information is seen as al-qaeda expert on america. >> reporter: it was through the web that al-awlaki is connected to major nadal hasan, alleged shooter in the fort hood attack that killed 13 in november. law enforcement sources says hasan sent 18 e-mails to al-awlaki seeking religious and moral guidance. after fort hood, the foundation tracking jihadists worldwide had this statement -- la >> reporter: once again, al-awlaki was the connection between umar farouk abdulmutallab, the alleged bomber of flight 253 and al-qaeda in yemen. forces tell fox they believe abdulmutallab met with al-awlaki, trained in yemen and got the bomb materials there as well. >> on the issue of mrmr. mr. al-awlaki we were concerned about what else he was doing here and there was a concerted effort after that to look at what he might be trying to accomplish in the homeland. >> reporter: congressman pete hoekstra the ranking republican on the house intelligence committee said in a statement -- >> reporter: in the briefing, john brennan said after fort hood alarm bells were ringing about a
. the simple answer is that america cannot and will not win, he writes. the tables have turned and there is no rolling back of the worldwide jihad movement. when the new front of jihad starts in yemen, it might become the single most important front of jihad in the world. al-awlaki is linked to the fort hood shooting in november which killed 13. he testifies spiritual advisor to the alleged shooter hasan. and al-awlaki's blog was being monitored by the u.s. intelligence community. thus, abdulmutallab's father went to the u.s. embassy in nigeria after a phone call from his son where sources say the 23-year-old claimed it would be their last conversation. the father met with the c.i.a. officer and that meeting was the basis of a state department cable also obtained by fox. information at post suggests subject may be involved with the extremist. abdulmutallab traveled previously to u.k., lome togo and dubai, uae. in august long before boarding flight 253, there were telephone intercepts that spoke of a plot involving the "nigerian" but it was not more specific. we now know that ab
night, america. captioned by closed captioning services, inc >> bret: next on "special report," as the christmas day bombing subject makes his first appearance in court, critics say the administration should have been aware of the threat from the group it says was behind the attack. as the u.s. targets one of those men, there are questions about legal rights and wrongs in the war on terror. new unemployment numbers are out, but they don't tell the whole story. and how will differences in abortion policy be resolved in healthcare reform legislation. part five of jim angle's series. all that, plus the fox all-stars and the friday lightning round right here, right now. welcome to washington, i'm bret baier. the man authorities say tried to blow up an american airliner on christmas day went before a judge today. correspondent steve brown has the story from detroit. in his first court appearance, umar farouk abdulmutallab through his attorney pled not guilty to all six counts in the federal indictment charging him with attempting to detonate a bomb concealed in his underwear aboard
will be added so all interested parties can be accommodated. finally liberal radio network air america shut down thursday and will soon file chapter 7 bankruptcy. the network was launched in 2004 as an alternative to conservative commentators like rush limbaugh. but it struggled over the years to make a profit. the company says 10 consecutive quarters of declining ad revenue and the difficulty of making money on the internet contributed to its troubles. the demise of air america is just one of several blows to the liberal cause this week. chief political correspondent carl cameron tell us why the pier's conservatives are on a role. >> scott brown's win kicked off what may be the best week yet for a minority party on the outs in congress and the white house. a week that also marked the president's first year in office. it was no miracle in massachusetts. but a coalition of republicans, independents, disaffected democrats, and the tea party movement that flocked to brown's reform message. on election day, tea party activists who rallied around the country were all over the bay state whipping up vo
they are leaving congress. we will look at what is happening and why. >> bret: tonight on america's election headquarters, one of the most powerful senators on capitol hill says the moment has come for him to step aside. connecticut democrat chris dodd, chairman of the banking committee, announced today he will not seek re-election this fall. we have fox team coverage tonight. correspondent shannon bream reports on the increasing of roster of democrats bowing out. senator political analyst brit hume looks at what is behind the exodus and we begin with eric shawn live in connecticut, where dodd made the announcement today. good evening, eric. >> good evening, bret. he is 65 years old. he's served longer in the senate from the state than anyone. five terms. even more than his father who represent represent ed connecticut. but tonight, chris dodd admits he's in toughest political shape of his career. that's why he's pulling the plug. >> five times since 1980, chris dodd emerged on the steps of the quaint schoolhouse home to announce his candidacy. this time it was declare he's bowing out. >> wh
. and everything will be okay. we'll stick together. from new york, see you tomorrow. tomorrow. good night, america. captioned by closed captioning services, inc >>> next on special report, new information reveals alarming number of detainees released from guantanamo bay take up arms again, against the u.s. democrats lose a second senator in two days. we will have fox team coverage on who is quitting, why and what it means for this fall's election. the i.r.s. prepares to take a closer look at your tax preparer. all that, plus the fox all-stars right here, right now. ♪ ♪ >> bret: from washington, i'm bret baier. new report says terror suspects released from guantanamo bay prison are much more likely to return to the old ways than we thought. national correspondent catherine herridge look at the numbers and what they mean. >> reporter: at least one in five detainees has returned or is suspected of returning to the battlefield according to three knowledgeable sources familiar with the pent review. this is a significant jump from april when pentagon officials confirmed one in seven detainees was ba
happen all over america. >> reporter: with 36 senate seats up for grabs this fall, both parties are increasingly aware of the potential if a power shift. especially in 11 so-called toss-up seats. seven currently held by democrats and four held by republicans. based on last night's victory, gop leaders are feeling good about their chances to make significant gains. >> it sounded to me like by 100,000-vote majority and one of the most liberal states in america that people said rather outspoken fashion with a high turn-out, an unusual high turn-out a special election in january for goodness sake, that they'd like for to us go in a different direction. >> reporter: there is growing optimism among house republicans as well. >> the american people, the people of massachusetts last night have rejected the arrogance. they are tired of being told by washington how to think and what to do. >> reporter: but today white house press secretary robert gibbs down played the significance of any voter outrage in massachusetts, saying the bay state voters attitudes are the same one that propelled
, haitians are our neighbors in americas and here at home. so we have to be there for them in their hour of need. we must be prepared for difficult hours and days ahead as we learn about the scope of the tragedy. we will keep the victims and their families in our prayers. we will be resolute in our response and i pledge to the people of haiti you will have a friend and partner in the united states and going forward. >> bret: president obama pledging support and called the earthquake cruel and incomprehensible as the u.s. mobilizes to respond to the natural disaster. as you look through a couple of the pictures, some gripping images, really from cell phone cameras, the phone establishment hasn't had been there yet. facebook became an eyewitness to all of this. one message that major garrett brought up people saying four people are still buried in my house. if you are in the area, please, please help. gripping images. bring in the panel. ba fred barnes, mort contraki and charles krauthammekrauthamm. ior thoughts? >> -- your thoughts? >> it's cruel and incomprehensible and the only good ne
and breadth in the north, to the point that america has intervened. u.s. troops based in the region have been preparing for new joint patrols. this will bring the armies side by side. top command believes tension in the north is the single biggest threat to long-term stability in iraq. very different issues. (inaudible) >> america and the kurds are on the same side. just as it is with the arab iraqis. it's extremely safe. i'm not wearing a flak jacket yet. the military took off their body armor. but this may not last should the joint patrols backfire and conflict breaks out between the groups. there is much to fight for across the sweeping land. natural fault lines run in every direction. fox news. >> defense secretary robert gates is staying on for at least another year. gates met with president obama before christmas and agreed to keep running the pentagon. mr. obama asked gates to stay on the job shortly after winning the 2008 election. >>> we will find out what almost kept hillary clinton from taking the secretary of state job and republican party chairman michael steele is mad and he's m
. >> we cannot just pick up any kid aboard the street of haiti and put them on a plane and send to america where they will be adopted. we can't do that. >> ed rendell said the majority of the children are cleared for adoption. but the other e seven a other s available for adoption and there is interest in adopting the kid. >> bret: we will see what the key areas in massachusetts tell us about the election and how it's going. we'll continue our look at year one of the obama presidency. tonight, foreign policy. Íp still haven't tried activia? listen to this story. i love hosting the holidays... especially for my adorable grandchildren. but after all the rich, heavy food, i was irregular, sluggish. so my friend recommended the activia challenge. activia, with bifidus regularis is clinically proven to help regulate your digestive system. and it worked. i don't know what i like better-- how it makes me feel... or the great taste. take the activia challenge. it works or it's free. ♪ activia! fancy feast created a way to celebrate any moment. ncy feast appetizers. [dinner bell chimes] simple from new york, good night, from new york, good night, america. captioned by closed captioning services, inc >> welcome to washington, i'm bret baier. polls open tomorrow for one of the biggest election in years. it could literally decide the fate of the democrats' healthcare reform legislation. first, a quick update on the rescue efforts in haiti. 70,000 bodies have been recovered so far. a massive relief evident continues today. the united nations officials say 73,000 people received enough food to last a week. the u.n. is calling on more soldiers to keep the peace. u.n. promises to contribute million-and-a-half in emergency aid. and president obama committed $100 million to the effort. we have much more live from haiti in a few minutes. ♪ ♪ >> bret: first up, in a region that loves its sports the massachusetts senate race could be turning into one of those miracle on ice. david versus goliath story. relatively unknown republican could be 24 hours from staging one of the biggest political upsets ever. karl cameron reports on a day before the election that was n
greg gutfeld, that's me. see you next time. ght, america. captioned by closed captioning services, inc >> bret: next on "special report," obama says he's not an ideologue and he may be caving to pressure to move the terror trials from new york city. and there is more trouble over bad banking. the president takes the budget knife to nasa's plans for a return to the moon. all that plus the fox all-stars and the friday lightning round right here, right now. ♪ ♪ >> bret: welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. on a day when president obama went to the political lion's den meeting with the house republicans he was able to tout good news for the economy. fourth quarter annual growth rate of 6%. white house correspondent wendell goler reports that the president is trying to boost those figures by doing something about another set of numbers. the ones dealing with unemployment. >> armed with a bigger than expected increase in economic growth in the last three months of last year, the president visited a baltimore small business and proposed a tax cut to spur job creation this year. >>
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to democratic candidates. >> today two, major unions, the communication workers of america and the united auto workers both called on congress to pass legislation that would mitigate last week's supreme court decision. and that is something that senator russ feingold has pledged to do as quickly as possible. bret? >> bret: shannon, thank you. ♪ >> bret: republicans energized by last week's upset victory in massachusetts are now taking aim at the seat once held by president obama. correspondent steve brown has the tale of the tape on a big fight brewing in illinois. when campaigning republican congressman mark kirk introduces himself this way. >> i'm mark kirk, and i'm going to take barack obama's seat to the united states senate. >> yes, the senate seat president obama gave up, which impeached governor robb blagojevich tried to sell to several politicians and gave to roland burris that seat in true blue illinois. >> we are seeing a collapse of support for the organized democratic party in places we never thought would happen before like massachusetts. i think that will happen in illinois as
. [ laughter ] and there was another item which you mentioned, air america, the liberal talk show network went out of business, which is a redundancy because nobody was listening anyway. >> bret: i want to get this alert in so thank you all. >> bret: this is a fox news alert. amazing story an israeli rescue team has just pulled a 22-year-old man from the rubble ten days after the earthquake in haiti. the man was pulled from a crevice in the wreckage of what had been a three story home. that man is said to be in stable condition tonight, an israeli field hospital. again the israelis pulling out a man alive. we expect to have video of this rescue shortly. so keep it on "the fox report" for the latest. that's good news. that's it for the panel. stay tuned for what appeared to be a quick turn around on one key decision. >> bret: finally tonight, we told you thursday about the huge u.s. supreme court ruling allowing companies and unions to fund campaign ads for candidates and how it could effect the 2010 race and others. president obama and other top democrats called the ruling bad for democracy. b
of the outcome tuesday we know that in the most liberal state in america you are going to have a close election for the united states senate because people in massachusetts don't want this healthcare bill to pass. >> bret: there you hear the debate about healthcare reform if scot brown wins in massachusetts. what about this and what are the options. back with the panel. steve, seems like the simplest option is for the house of representatives to just swallow the senate bill. how likely do you think that is? >> i think it is highly unlikely. the senate bill that passed on christmas eve, everything that has been happening since that date is to make it more pal lattable to the house. they are having trouble doing that. they have to find essentially without getting too in the weeds on the question, i think it comes down to abortion. they will have people who voted for the bill because they were in favor of the stupak amendment. >> bret: bart stupak from michigan. >> who cannot abide by the senate language which is weaker on abortion than stupak is and would not likely be in favor of that kind of a
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